41 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I'm really into art & music -making it & consuming it, so I go to shows whenever possible -mostly experimental music and non-commercial contemporary art. My circle of friends is pretty varied, both in age and lifestyle, but are mostly drawn-together by a shared love of music and visual art. I have close friends that have careers & I have close friends that get-by on medical studies & shoplifting -so I feel like I relate to a pretty broad range of people.
What I’m doing with my life
-keeping late nights/early mornings
-using a chicago address directory from 1967 to find-out what the city was once like
-making things looks rusty
-taking photographs of television screens and computer monitors...
-trips to kinko's
-band practices
-feverishly working on stuff for art exhibits
The first things people usually notice about me
my hands -I use them a lot, purple scar above my left eye from a bike wreck in Montana, "All-American" thing that i've never understood and often resented, rolled-up sleeves...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
non-fiction/history, documentaries -especially frederick wiesman and chris marker, found films, art/music blogs, prog, kraut, no-wave, electronic, psychedelic, 1970's...

tunes: bomb banks, the hecks, mr. 666, herbie hancock, weather report, sadistic mika band, tangerine dream, townes van zandt, neil young, curved air, raincoats, sightings, josephine foster, arab on radar, blue oyster cult, yes, burzum, fleetwood mac, the usa is a monster, gay beast, captain beefheart, popl vuh, vangelis, amon duul II, local bands: fielded, unmanned ship, bad drugs, psychic steel, cave, cool memories, white car, bobby conn, ga'an, john bellows, golden birthday, cacaw, zath, the sonics, black sabbath, deep purple, dolly parton, the carter family, 13th floor elevators, nick drake, the ventures, joe meek, emerson, lake & palmer, kris kristofferson, john prine...
The six things I could never do without
Taco Bell, TGI-Friday, Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, Carl's Junior, Sonic... Total bullshit... There's a place called krystal, which is a bonkers name for fast food...

For real: people to play music with, boarded-up buildings to trespass, new information, uncomfortable social experiences, a place to make art, urban decay, photographs and other old crap to look at...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
tweakers, anonymity, obscurity, the history of Chicago, Native America, the lives of others, the history of film, snapshot photography, that huge island of plastic in the middle of the pacific ocean, owls, montana, sands through the hour glass, drum beats, life's patterns, the upper peninsula of michigan, trees, legs.


all the films that burned in the 1920's & 30's, Cindy Sherman's art, Joseph beuys, slave ships, a doc that i recently watched about "wind farms"... paul mcarthy, john baldessari, eva hesse, luc tuymans, richard prince, robert gober, nan goldin...

local music, foreign art... The edges of images.

cropping the world... symmetry, inversion.
On a typical Friday night I am
i don't watch t.v., don't like t.v... i don't know about all those shows that people mention in their profiles...


at my studio
at... situations, empty bottle, roots & culture, document, heaven gallery, the charleston... places like that...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i once ran myself-over with my own car... fractured my pelvis. i was in a parking lot, got out & ran behind my car while it was in reverse, then got sandwiched between my car and a parked van... wha!?

i've spent several hundred hours scouring old chicago newspapers on microfilm... i played
baseball in college

i collect discarded newport cigarette packs & drug bags

As a really skinny teenager, I could perform oral sex on myself. As an adult, I've discovered from other guys, that this isn't uncommon Among Lankey teenagers.

I like the grateful dead

i once asked my doctor out...